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Photo | Tom Hore, Director of Bristol Mind (left) receives the cheque from IOP Publishing staff.

IOP Publishing staff raises £9k for local charity Bristol Mind

January is a time when many make New Year’s resolutions to improve physical and mental wellbeing and take stock of accomplishments from the past 12 months.


Caltech researchers find evidence of a real ninth planet

Caltech researchers have found evidence of a giant planet tracing a bizarre, highly elongated orbit in the distant solar system.

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To clean up ocean plastics focus on coasts, not the Great Pacific garbage patch

Plastic floating in the oceans is a widespread and increasing problem.


Saliva test to detect GHB and alcohol poisonings

Scientists working at Loughborough University, UK, and the University of Cordoba, Spain, have developed a new method for the rapid diagnosis of poisoning in apparently drunk patients.


Robo-whiskers mimic animals exploring their surroundings

Scientists, inspired by seals and rats, have developed a robotic 'whisker' tactile sensor array designed to produce tomographic images by measuring fluid flow.


Waste coffee used as fuel storage

Researchers have developed a simple process to treat waste coffee grounds to allow them to store methane.


Peak emissions at London station worse than road-side equivalents

Peak-time emissions from diesel trains at London’s Paddington Station exceed the European recommendations for outdoor air quality according to research.


Using magnetic permeability to store information

Scientists have made promising steps in developing a new magnetic memory technology, which is far less susceptible to corruption by magnetic fields or thermal exposure than conventional memory.

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Recent summer temperatures in Europe are likely the warmest of the last 2 millennia

Most of Europe has experienced strong summer warming over the course of the past several decades, accompanied by severe heat waves in 2003, 2010 and 2015.

29 Jan 2016Bristol, UK
Photo | Hideo Hosono (Credit: Tokyo Institute of Technology)

2016 Japan Prize honours trailblazer Hideo Hosono

Congratulations to Professor Hideo Hosono who has been awarded the Japan Prize for the “creation of unconventional inorganic materials with novel electronic functions based on nano-structure engineering”.

28 Jan 2016Tokyo, Japan
Photo | Professor Chennupati Jagadish

JPhysD Section Editor recognised in Australia Day Honours

Congratulations to Professor Chennupati Jagadish, Section Editor of Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics (JPhysD), who has been awarded Australia’s highest honour for his service to physics and engineering.

26 Jan 2016Bristol, UK

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